French Onion Beef & Veggie Bake

I love repurposing leftovers! I had some of the gravy leftover from the other night as well as some ground beef and veggies I needed to use up. I figured I’d toss them together in a casserole. 2 ½ lbs Ground Beef 3 cups Broccoli 1 large Zucchini; chopped 1 cup Carrots; chopped 1 cupContinue reading “French Onion Beef & Veggie Bake”

Sausage & Pepper Bake

I think Sunday’s may be my “clean out the fridge” day. Sausage and Peppers…ish. I had some zucchini, cherry tomatoes and other odds and ends that needed using up, so in they went! I also made a light salad to go with it.   1 lb Italian Sausage Links 2 cup Bell Pepper; sliced 2Continue reading “Sausage & Pepper Bake”

Quick Marinara Sauce

This sauce is so versatile! It’s amazing in Steak Pizzaoila, Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti or Baked Ziti! While it may not be a traditional Italian recipe, its still delicious! This is the quick version of my from scratch version that takes upwards of 5 hours to make and uses fresh Roma tomatoes. But weeknights can beContinue reading “Quick Marinara Sauce”

Strawberry Banana Sheet Pancake

All of the pancake-y deliciousness and none of the babysitting! You can substitute the gluten free flours with 3 cups of baking or all purpose flour. I, unfortunately, cranked the heat up too high and it cracked. Bummer! I altered the recipe below with the proper baking temperature and time. ½ cup White Rice FlourContinue reading “Strawberry Banana Sheet Pancake”

Cantina Style Salsa

I’m kind of a brat when it comes to salsa. I grew up eating hole-in-the-wall restaurant style cantina salsa and all those premade grocery store shelf jars always tasted too sweet and processed. So now I just make my own. It goes great with my Carne Asada Tacos, tortilla chips and Green Chile Chicken Chimichangas!Continue reading “Cantina Style Salsa”

Spice Rubbed Chicken Quarters

Getting dinner prepped up! Spice Rubbed Chicken Quarters, Parchment Wrapped Ancho Corn on the cob, Buttered Peas, Coleslaw and leftover Macaroni and Cheese! 4 lbs Chicken Quarters 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 teaspoon Salt ½ teaspoon Pepper 1 teaspoon Ancho Chili Powder 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon ½ teaspoonContinue reading “Spice Rubbed Chicken Quarters”

Midnight Manicotti

I couldn’t sleep and had a hankering to cook! I’ll call it Midnight Manicotti! I normally make my marinara from scratch, but the empty jar of Prego sitting in my fridge makes me think that’s not the case this go ‘round. 1 package Manicotti Pasta 2 cups Marinara Sauce 1 cup Parmesan Cheese — Filling:Continue reading “Midnight Manicotti”

Sweet Spice Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks

Dinner! Drumsticks were the only cut of meat at my local store that was reasonably priced, so I made the best of it. The whole meal was $9 with leftovers for days! Sweet Spice Rubbed Drumsticks and Fry Bread! 4 lbs Chicken Drumsticks 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil ⅔ cup Brown Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt ½Continue reading “Sweet Spice Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks”

Ancho Chicken Fry Bread Tacos

The taco stands don’t lie! I love all tacos, but Fry Bread tacos are at the top of the list! Chicken, beef, pork, fish shrimp, the possibilities are endless! Putting my Kitchenatic’s products to good use! Fry Bread: 4 cups Flour 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 2 teaspoons Salt Pinch of Sugar 2 cups warm WaterContinue reading “Ancho Chicken Fry Bread Tacos”

Lemon Dill Tuna Melts

Tuna melts for lunch! I’m not a fan of those heavy mayo tuna salads and instead opt for a lighter dill and lemon juice mixture with tomato, celery, onion and garlic. It’s so delicious! Tuna Salad: 10 oz. Tuna; drained ½ teaspoon Celery Seed ½ teaspoon Ground Mustard ¼ teaspoon Ground Ginger ½ teaspoon GarlicContinue reading “Lemon Dill Tuna Melts”